Guatemala 1804-NG M 4 reales
This specimen was lot 1468 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 21 (Winter Park, FL, May 2017), where it sold for $188. The catalog description noted, "Guatemala, bust 4 reales, Charles IV, 1804M, ex-Richard Stuart. Lustrous AU- with light steely toning over surface hairlines from cleaning, parts of rims crude (as made). Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection." This type is listed for 1790-1808 and is the most common colonial four reales from Guatemala. Unlike contemporary Mexican issues, Guatemala four reales are more available than the eight reales.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 13.53 g, .896 fine silver, .399 troy oz ASW, this specimen 13.45 grams.
Catalog reference: CT-795; KM-52.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
- Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #21, featuring Selections from the Richard Stuart Collection, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2017.